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Project Management

Careers in project management

As a project manager you will be responsible for all stages of a project from planning through to executing and closing a project. As project leader you will help to define the scope, control resources, direct and manage the work, manage the project team and report to stakeholders. Ultimately, you will be accountable for the project outcomes.

Projects can vary in size and complexity. Typically, you will need the following skills as a project manager:

  • High level planning and organisational skills
  • Good time management and knowledge of project management software
  • Strategic thinking and management skills
  • The ability to problem solve and manage change
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to negotiate with and influence others
  • An understanding of financial techniques for estimating
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in project management:

  • Well-developed written and communication skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills

Related roles include:

  • Project and program administrator
  • Project support officer
  • Business manager
  • Project estimator
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for project management at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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